View the full 2018 Farnborough International Airshow exhibition regulations here.

Alternatively, you can view extracts specifically relevant to your electrical supplies below:

D2.1 Construction and Dismantling

A temporary 16amp 230volt 50Hz 30mA RCD protected electrical supply will be provided on each self-build stand and chalet unit for the build period only. All temporary build up supplies, in all areas of the show
Site during the build-up period will be switched off and disconnected for health and safety reasons 16-24 hrs prior to the show opening. Any Exhibitor requiring an electrical supply during the dismantling period
should contact the official electrical contractor directly in good time, this is available at an additional cost. Any transgression of these Regulations and those contained in the Health and Safety Rules will lead to
immediate disconnection of the power supply. For temporary air conditioning supplies, please refer to C15.
It is not permitted to disconnect and strip out electrical wiring and services until the show is closed on the last day as this may affect neighbouring installations due to the presence of RCD devices. Charges may be
imposed to any Exhibitor who ignores this direction to reinstate the power to others affected.
Care should be taken to ensure a contractor does not connect any equipment to the temporary build up supplies that may be required during the show as these will be switched off.
It is not permitted to connect into the Organiser house electricity supplies to obtain power for the build-up or dismantling of exhibits. Any contractor working on behalf of an Exhibitor found connected into such services
illegally will be charged for the attendance and rectification works required as a result of his activities.
Ultimate responsibility for payment of such costs remains with the Exhibitor.

 

D2.2  Exhibition Period

The standard supplies available in the exhibition halls and chalets are as follows:

Please note that the nominal voltages will be subject to a tolerance of ± 10%.

230v 50Hz 16amp single phase and neutral Hall & Chalets
230v 50Hz 16amp 24hr single phase in halls Hall only
230v 50Hz 20amp single phase and neutral Hall & Chalets
230v 50Hz 32amp single phase and neutral Hall & Chalets
230v 50Hz 40amp single phase and neutral Hall & Chalets
230v 50Hz 63amp single phase and neutral Hall & Chalets
230v 50Hz 100amp single phase and neutral Chalets & Outside areas only
400v 50Hz 16amp three phase and neutral Hall & Chalets
400v 50Hz 20amp three phase and neutral Hall & Chalets
400v 50Hz 32amp three phase and neutral Hall & Chalets
400v 50Hz 40amp three phase and neutral Hall & Chalets
400v 50Hz 50amp three phase and neutral Hall & Chalets
400v 50Hz 63amp three phase and neutral Hall & Chalets
400v 50Hz 100amp three phase and neutral Chalets & Outside areas only
400v 50Hz 125amp three phase and neutral Chalets & Outside areas only
400v 50Hz 160amp three phase and neutral Chalets & Outside areas only

Should you require an electrical supply in a location not listed as standard above, please contact the official electrical contractor, RME Services Ltd directly to obtain availability and a quotation.

Air conditioning supplies required must be ordered separately to any standard mains supply as an additional service in accordance with Regulation D5.

Alternative single or three phase supplies may be available, dependant on location and load requirements. Please contact the official electrical contractor, at an early stage, for a quotation. It is important to ensure a suitable capacity supply is ordered. Demand in excess of the agreed load will not be permitted, as loadings for the show are designed to strict criteria. Any Exhibitor exceeding the load ordered will be automatically switched off.

Supplies outside the halls and chalet areas are not always available from the main electricity supply system and therefore may be generated, in which case, the official electrical contractor should be contacted to
provide a quotation. Alternatively, any Exhibitor is at liberty to arrange its own diesel generator and cabling which must be installed in accordance with BS7671 2008. All generators must be earthed. A staking permit
must be requested from the Organiser prior to driving in an earth stake as many services lie beneath the surface. Any supply connected to the generator must comply with the Regulations and will be subject to
visual inspection by the official electrical contractor. Main supplies are allocated on a first come, first served basis due to the limited availability. It is not permitted to bury any cabling without prior written authorisation
from the Organiser. Any buried cabling must be steel wire armoured cable.

The 230 volt network for the Exhibition Site, covering outside areas and chalets, will be switched on at 0830hrs on Monday 9th July 2018 and switched off again at 1930hrs after the Exhibition closes on Sunday 22nd July 2018. Supplies to halls and stands will be switched on for the period 0700hrs to 1900hrs daily during the Exhibition.

Please note that all official electrical supplies consist of Steel Wired Armoured cabling (SWA) including RCD and overcurrent protection at source, and the Exhibitor should make provision for their own distribution
system, including an isolator to connect this cabling to. Final connections should be available for inspection by the official electrical contractor Should any doubt as to the colour coding of cabling, in relation to phase
colours be raised, the official electrical contractor should be contacted for advice. Any faults occurring through the incorrect or miss-connection of supplies, will not render the official contractor liable. Any
Exhibitor’s equipment connected by their contractor to an electrical supply or generator provided by the organiser or official electrical contractor is done without risk to the Organiser and its official contractor. The
Exhibitor’s main distribution and subsequent equipment should be selected as such that should any loss of phase, neutral or earth conductors occur, the effect on any of the equipment connected will be negligible.
The Exhibitor should make provision for their own final check that the correct electrical mains supply has been provided in accordance with their order and confirm that all phasing and voltages are correct prior to
energising their own equipment. The official electrical contractor accepts no liability for damaged or faulty equipment connected to the system.

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